Religion News Briefs

Cherry Creek/Leon Methodist Church

The Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church on Main St. in Cherry Creek will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner today beginning at 4:30 p.m. The price is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Family pricing is available. Each meal includes a beverage and homemade dessert.

Anointing of the Sick at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be offered at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church today. The Mass will begin at 11 a.m.

This sacrament is used by the church to confer grace to those suffering from serious illnesses, to those facing surgery, and to the elderly, as well as to the dying. Any Catholic is welcome to avail themselves of this opportunity if they are in need.

Further information may be obtained by calling the Rectory Office at 366-1750.

St. John’s to host ‘Germanfest’

St. John’s United Church of Christ will host “Germanfest” today from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will include a themed basket raffle, live entertainment and more. Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by calling 366-0710. The church is located at 733 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate one of Dunkirk’s proud cultures.

UUCNC to hear Jack McAlevey

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Jack McAlevey, a youth member of the congregation, will speak on Sunday. McAlevey participated in a service trip to West Virginia this past summer and will share stories and pictures of the housing rehab project he worked on with other UU youth from New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. All are invited to attend.

Professional child care is available in the Caterpillar Room for children birth to 5 years of age. Religious Exploration classes are also available for older children. The Butterfly Class is geared for children ages 5-10 and the Dove Class provides a program for children in grades 5-8.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is a liberal religious community devoted to promoting individual spiritual development, working toward peace, liberty and justice in the immediate and global communities, and providing companionship on life’s sacred journey. Worship services are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St. Fredonia.

Please call 679-7944, visit or visit our page on Facebook at for more information.

Dreams Advocacy Group

Dreams Advocacy Group is for people with disabilities and family and friends. It holds monthly meetings every third Wednesday of the month at Harvest Chapel located at 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. The meetings start at 4:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, email us at:

St. Joseph Church in Gowanda welcomes Frank Runyeon

“Luke: Stories on the Road,” a Frank Runyeon Production, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Admission is free; however, voluntary donations will be greatly appreciated. Light refreshments will be served in the church hall, where Runyeon will mingle with guests. Runyeon has received national acclaim for his dramatic adaptations of Bible stories. Some of his notable works include “Sermon on the Mount;” “AFRAID: The Gospel of Mark;” “SIGNS: The Gospel of John;” “What Are You Doing? The Letter of James;” and “The 3 1/2 Stores of Christmas.” Everyone is welcome at this fun and informative event.

Laona United Methodist spaghetti dinner Oct. 26

The Laona United Methodist Church will be having a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, coffee, tea, juice and dessert. At 6 p.m., pies, assorted baked goods and other items will be auctioned off. All donations will go toward meeting needs within the church.

St. Joseph’s Church concert Nov. 3

The 23rd annual “The Harvest is Plentiful” Concert will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, 145 E. Main St. in Fredonia on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. This concert is a joint effort of St. Joseph Church Voice and Handbell Choirs from Fredonia and Saints Columbia/Brigid Gospel Choir from Buffalo. The performance will be fun and inspirational for all ages. All are welcome; admission is free.

Trinity UCC Gowanda

The men are cooking for Gowanda’s Trinity UCC pancake breakfast on Saturday Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. until noon. All-you-can-eat pancakes with local Maple Glen syrup, eggs, bacon, sausage and applesauce will be served. Beverages will be orange juice, coffee or milk. Tickets are $8 per person; free for ages 10 and younger. Pre-sale tickets are available from any church member. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. A handicapped accessible entrance is on Erie Avenue. For information, call 532-3004.